Denton falls to fourth

With Denton defeating Saginaw Boswell in the final game of the regular season to forge a tie for third place between the Broncos and Saginaw Chisholm Trail, a tiebreaker had to be played to decide the third and fourth seeds in the District 5-5A playoff picture.

Track and field: Denton confident for 5A regional track meet

As the Denton Broncos prepared for the Class 5A Region I track and field meet starting today in Lubbock, they were running a fine line between confidence and arrogance.

Softball: Graham leads Lady Falcons in shutout

FORT WORTH — Following each game, win or lose, first-year Lake Dallas coach Amber Tramp grips a white binder filled with her team’s season and game goals. She white-knuckles it after a loss, and she has a much lighter grip following a big win.

Baseball: Broncos rally, fall in eight

Down four entering the sixth at Cotton Nix Field, Denton showed resiliency Wednesday against Saginaw Chisholm Trail, chipping away with two runs in both the sixth and seventh innings to tie the game at 9.

Football: Ryan and Denton opt to skip spring ball

While two local teams begin spring practice today, two have decided against it.

Baseball: Hornets hold off Broncos

For the second consecutive game Denton struggled to find its offensive rhythm, and on Friday at Cotton Nix Field against last-place Azle, the Broncos had their opportunities but couldn’t exploit the Hornets until the District 5-5A game was out of hand.

Denton boys win District 5-5A meet

FORT WORTH — The Denton Bronco boys track team racked up five first-place finishes in the running events and four seconds in the field events to capture the District 5-5A championship Tuesday night at Fort Worth Brewer.

Baseball: Denton Broncos nearly overcome Rider gem

Heading to the bottom of the seventh down 2-0 to Wichita Falls Rider, the Denton Broncos didn’t want to be on the wrong end of a perfect game. The Raiders’ Koby Hott was three outs away from sending the Broncos to their third district loss.

Girls golf: Lady Broncos improving

As the Denton girls golf team heads into the Class 5A Region I tournament Wednesday and Thursday at Rawls Golf Course in Lubbock, it carries pertinent lessons learned from the district tournament in late March.

Baseball: Broncos battle with Brewer Bears before falling in eighth

As the Denton Broncos exited their home dugout, it was a somber mood as each player shoved his equipment into a bag.

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Baseball: Gone streaking

It appears the Denton Broncos are hitting their stride this season after beginning their season with one win in their first 13 games. Since then, they’ve won seven of their past eight games, are now tied for first place in District 5-5A and are on a five-game winning streak.

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Soccer: Lady Broncos eliminated

ARGYLE — The Denton Lady Broncos ended their season in a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Fort Worth Arlington Heights on penalty kicks Friday.

Soccer: Pirates plunder Denton

With Denton and Granbury clashing in the Class 5A Region I area round of the playoffs for the second straight season, Friday’s score of 2-1 made it the same result as last year.

Baseball: Ryan, Denton surging early in district races

Ryan’s lack of production at the plate makes it fair to wonder how long the Raiders can keep eking out wins against a tough district slate that is still anyone’s for the taking heading into Friday’s round of games.

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Soccer: Denton girls oust Lake Dallas

When Denton and Lake Dallas met in the bi-district round of the playoffs a season ago, the veteran Lady Falcons blitzed the untested Lady Broncos in the first half and rolled to a 3-0 victory. Holding a bit more experience and plenty of motivation, it was Denton that was able to turn the tables a year later.

Baseball: Denton’s Richter shuts out Saginaw

After kicking off play in District 5-5A with three games on the road, the Denton Broncos returned to Cotton Nix Field on Thursday night. Behind a dominating performance by junior Raine Richter on the mound, the Broncos knocked off Saginaw 6-0.

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Soccer: Broncos advance

From the first day of training camp to the Broncos’ first playoff game, Denton coach Pete Hilborn has reiterated to his team that the sky is the limit for the postseason.

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Soccer: Seasons on line as playoffs start with Denton-Lake Dallas

As the Denton-area slate of playoff soccer kicks off today, Denton and Lake Dallas are set to rekindle a rivalry that saw the Lady Falcons end the Lady Broncos’ season 3-0 in the first round a year ago.

Basketball: Denton-area trio lands on TABC all-state list

Vivian Gray and Madison Ralston, two key cogs in Argyle’s state championship win from earlier this month, highlight a trio of Denton-area standouts recently named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches all-state teams.

Girls soccer: Lady Broncos drop finale

In its regular-season finale at Bronco Field, Denton saw district champion Wichita Falls as a perfect test for its impending playoff run. The Lady Coyotes haven’t lost in District 5-5A play, and the Lady Broncos and Wichita Falls Rider round out the cream of the crop.

Soccer: Denton’s offense finds its rhythm in blowout win

As the Denton Lady Broncos wind down their regular season, their offense is beginning to find consistency, and their confidence is growing.

Boys soccer: Broncos can’t convert chances in draw

Boasting District 5-5A’s No. 2 defense and a win over Denton this season, Wichita Falls Rider has had a knack for playing the Broncos very tight in recent years.

Basketball: Crowley corrals Broncos

JUSTIN — Throughout the season, the Denton Broncos frequently found themselves in tightly contested games and a few times were able to deliver game-changing plays down the stretch.

Basketball: Broncos ground Birdville

KELLER — In the opening stanza of Denton’s Class 5A bi-district playoff matchup with Birdville, the Broncos could do no wrong, hitting baskets from all over the court and using their traditional tight defense to smother the Hawks’ offense.

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Baseball: Argyle ready to defend its crown

ARGYLE — Connor Mushinski was unflappable on the mound for Argyle in last year’s Class 4A title game, and by the end of that night, he was hoisting an MVP trophy. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of...

Basketball: Boys begin playoff march; Argyle, Sanger girls reach quarterfinals

Seven Denton-area boys basketball teams begin the journey through the UIL playoffs tonight and tomorrow while two area girls teams move into the regional quarterfinals.

Soccer: Lady Broncos blow out Chisholm Trail

Entering the second half of District 5-5A play Friday against Saginaw Chisholm Trail, the Denton Lady Broncos re-evaluated their season goals in preparation for their run to the playoffs.

Girls basketball: Denton eliminated on buzzer-beater 3

SAGINAW — Trailing by eight points in the second half Monday, the Denton Lady Broncos did just about everything right the rest of the way to get themselves back in the game.

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Softball: With veteran lineup, Krum ready for state push

Krum coach Stacey Lucas didn’t say it’s state or bust this season. But her team certainly looks the part.

Girls basketball: Postseason kicks off Monday, Tuesday for area teams

For eight Denton-area girls basketball teams, the win-and-advance season, better known as the UIL state playoffs, gets under way today and tomorrow.

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Basketball: Broncos roped in OT

The last few games between Denton and Saginaw Chisholm Trail have had serious energy to them, often coming down to the final minutes.

Basketball: Denton wallops Wichita Falls, sets up District 6-5A showdown

As the Denton Broncos enter the final stretch of District 5-5A play, they are preparing to hopefully make a deep playoff run, but they are also revving up to achieve something that hasn’t happened in 25 years.

Soccer: Rider nips Denton in battle for first place

In a showdown for first place in District 5-5A, the Denton Lady Broncos tried to put their bad luck against Wichita Falls Rider over the past few years behind them by attempting to control play to frustrate the offensively gifted Lady Raiders.

Basketball: Even mistakes benefit Broncos in rout of Hornets

On Tuesday against Azle, which is winless in District 5-5A play, Denton was forcing turnovers at its usual high rate.

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Three Denton schools realigned to District 5-5A

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — In an overcrowded room of eager coaches and school district officials, Ryan coach Dave Henigan positioned himself in front of a large projection screen.

Denton junior lineman Polley commits to Kansas

With still one more season to play for the defending District 5-5A champion Denton Broncos, junior offensive lineman Grant Polley doesn’t have to worry about letting the recruitment process detract from his focus.

Soccer: Own goal carries Denton in victory

Denton coach Rocky Monk and the Lady Broncos knew their game against Saginaw Boswell would be an intense showdown, and on Friday at Bronco Field each team showed a notable fervor in its play.

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Basketball: Broncos bust Brewer

The Denton Broncos spun their wheels a little bit in the first half against District 5-5A foe Fort Worth Brewer, only holding four-point edge at halftime at 23-19, but as the game wore, on the Broncos...

Denton swimmers head to regionals

The Denton Broncos’ swim team will be sending 10 individuals and six relay teams to the Class 5A Region II meet in Mansfield in two weeks.

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Basketball: Protecting the lead

In a crucial road battle Tuesday against Saginaw Chisholm Trail for sole possession of first place, Denton took a sizable lead midway through the third quarter but found itself in a one-possession game in the final minute.

Basketball: Putback, late steal key in Denton win

FORT WORTH — As Denton prepared for its biggest test of the season against fellow District 5-5A unbeaten Saginaw Chisholm Trail, the Broncos’ usual defensive energy seen on game days also could be seen in practice.

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Basketball: Broncos stay perfect in district play with win against Saginaw

There were several junctures in Tuesday’s District 5-5A matchup at which Denton coach Harold Jackson told his team to ease up on its defensive pedigree.

Basketball: Denton boys, girls split games with Rider

Denton had a double-digit lead at halftime and as high as seven in the final quarter of the Broncos’ first crucial District 5-5A test against Wichita Falls Rider.

Denton ISD, Under Armour enter partnership

The Denton school district has formed an athletic apparel partnership with Under Armour for three of the district’s four high schools and several middle schools.The agreement is for all sports at Ryan,...

Avoiding blizzard, Denton heats up home floor

Unable to make the trip to the FiberMax Caprock Classic in Lubbock because of inclimate weather, the Denton Lady Broncos made the most of their situation.

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Basketball: Broncos ground Falcons

Under coach Harold Jackson, the Denton Broncos have been known for a tenacious defensive attitude that at times has made for an equally impressive offensive squad.

Football: Denton’s Scott, Polley make 5A first team

In one of the most prolific years of playoff runs for teams in the Denton area, two players from Denton and one from Lake Dallas were named to The Associated Press’ Class 5A all-state team Wednesday.

Basketball: Lady Broncos take district opener by 13

After last week’s six-point loss to Trophy Club Nelson dropped Denton to 3-8, Lady Broncos coach Erin Taylor directed her team’s focus to the future.

Basketball: Nelson nips Denton by six

Through the early part of their season, the Denton Lady Broncos have shown flashes of fluidity and intensity, but putting together the intangibles for a complete 32-minute game has escaped them at times.

Johnson now eligible to play basketball at Denton

After several school changes following his freshman year, sophomore Tyrus Johnson has found a home at Denton High School.